The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-02-28T04:34:01Z 4wd Tips and Tricks: Helpful Hints part 2 - AXT Turbo 2018-02-28T04:34:01Z 4wd-tips-and-tricks-helpful-hints-part-2-axt-turbo Some more helpful hints for your next adventure: Vehicle showers Products such as the Glind Shower are a must for the outback traveller. A decent warm or hot shower every day or two will be more than welcome, particularly in hot and dusty conditions. We recommend a bracket on the bull bar or roof rack to hold the shower rose and a pair of swimmers as the ideal thing for outback cleanliness. Another handy item is a plastic doormat or similar to stand on while showering so your feet get clean too - and stay clean while you dry them. And fellas, the water can be adjusted to a temperature hot enough for a shave. Carrying water Several viable options exist for carrying water. The most effective is plastic square or jerry cans secured behind the cargo barrier with a suitable ratchet or similar tie down. Other options include the welded vinyl Float-pac units that can be fixed or portable depending on the space available. These can even be cable-tied behind and to the cargo barrier and fitted with an outlet tap. Some also fit in the side panels of selected 4WDs. The ultimate options are stainless steel or alloy water tanks mounted inside or underneath the vehicle. These are quite expensive but maximise the space available and have outlets for ease of access. Remember that water is a must for outback 4WD driving and camping trips. And its now bad with a scotch at sundown either! 240-volt power invertors With the advent of electrically operated equipment, such as video cameras, mobile and satellite phones, and laptop computers, 240-volt power is a must at one time or another. A simple power inverter that converts 12-volt power from your vehicle to 240 volts is a very simple and cost effective solution. For around $300, a unit will do all of do all of these things, Heavy-duty units with greater wattage capacity are available but cost more and use more of your available 12-volt power. Always link your inverter to your second (dual) battery. A decent dual battery system is essential for outback trips. Spare air filters We recommend the proven Unifilter foam-style air filters for all 4WD conditions. They are extremely effective and can be easily cleaned and re-oiled, saving the outlay of a conventional paper-style unit. Many of them come with an external 'stripper' which is a foam band that covers the inner unit and is easily replaced in seconds. Buy a few spare strippers and carry then pre-oiled in a plastic bag or container for your trip. When you do you daily vehicle check, replace the dirty stripper with a clean one. [read more] 4WD Catch Cans and Engine Breathers – AXT Turbo talk 2017-09-25T04:22:50Z 4wd-catch-cans-and-engine-breathers-axt-turbo-talk-1 One of the most common engine modifications done today is the fitment of a engine oil catch-can. This is done for a number of reasons, the most common being to reduce the engine oil fuming. The reduction in fuming is caused by allowing the PCV system to cool the engine crankcase air to a level, where the oil condensate is captured in a remote canister. In most vehicles, this condensate cools in the intake air charge and is burnt in the combustion process. As an engine ages, excess condensate is created, resulting in oil contamination of the intake system, as too much oil is being forced through the system. The catch can allows this excessive condensate a place to accumulate, reducing the intake contamination, and resulting in a much cleaner aesthetic appearance.Unfortunately, there are few instructions from manufacturers on fitting catch-cans, and next to no factory support for fitment of these devices. The purpose of the PCV system is to allow for the air movement and displacement created by the movement of the...[read more] 4WD Catch Cans and Engine Breathers – AXT Turbo talk 2016-09-27T00:14:46Z 4wd-catch-cans-and-engine-breathers-axt-turbo-talk One of the most common engine modifications done today is the fitment of a engine oil catch-can. This is done for a number of reasons, the most common being to reduce the engine oil fuming. The reduction in fuming is caused by allowing the PCV system to cool the engine crankcase air to a level, where the oil condensate is captured in a remote canister. In most vehicles, this condensate cools in the intake air charge and is burnt in the combustion process. As an engine ages, excess condensate is created, resulting in oil contamination of the intake system, as too much oil is being forced through the system. The catch can allows this excessive condensate a place to accumulate, reducing the intake contamination, and resulting in a much cleaner aesthetic appearance.Unfortunately, there are few instructions from manufacturers on fitting catch-cans, and next to no factory support for fitment of these devices. The purpose of the PCV system is to allow for the air movement and displacement created by the movement of the pistons. As each piston moves up and down, it pushes a large amount of hot oil-laden around inside the engine. While this aids the lubrication, it means that as the air heats up and cools down, it needs somewhere to go. On a healthy engine, a small amount of air is exchanged, much like a person breathing, throughout each engine revolution. The small amount of oil laden air is recirculated through the intake system, to be burnt, along with the fuel. This is very minor, but still taken into account with the engine tuning. Fresh air is drawn in from the air filter, to maintain the pressure internally, at the designed optimum level. Most PCV ( Positive Crankcase Ventilation ) systems are now designed to actually require an amount of vacuum on the PCV Valve located in the rocker cover, as this increases the engine efficiency, as a slight vacuum reduces the pumping losses associated with the air-movement. Every engine is designed to work on slightly different pressure and fuming levels, as this will change with engine capacity, cylinders, maximum revs and other design characteristics. Some engines are also specifically designed to allow for the engine to actually allow a very minor amount of pressure to pass the piston sealing rings, in an effort to reduce engine friction, and improve engine efficiency. This is achieved by allowing the “compression rings” to flex slightly, so when on an induction stroke, the oil-laden air internally lubricates the cylinder walls. On the compression stroke, the ring flexes against the cylinder wall, increasing the sealing surface, but in the process, allowing a small amount of gases past the rings and into the bottom end of the engine. These gases are then circulated through into the PCV system, creating additional gases that need to go through combustion. All the superheated air and combustion gases create additional carbon contamination in the engine oil, which adds wear and tear to the engine, resulting in more gases passing the sealing rings, further increasing the gases that need to pass through the PCV system. ( This is one of the reasons that frequent engine oil changes ensure an engine has much improved longevity. ) Need more help? For more information or help with your 4wd or turbo issues, contact the team at AXT Turbo by simply clicking on the chat pop up or call us on 03 9793 7740 or go to http://axtturbo.com.au/x11-distributors to find a local AXT X Turbo exclusive agent in your area. Nissan Patrol ZD30 Di & CRD X11 Turbocharger Upgrade Options. 2016-09-22T06:49:58Z nissan-patrol-zd30-di-amp-crd-x11-turbocharger-upgrade-options X11 Turbocharger Upgrade and Options. The AXT X11 Series Turbochargers have quickly become the industry standard for replacement turbochargers due to the economic advantages of utilising the improved durability and reliability derived from the AXT X11 Program. Additionally, the performance improvement potential offered, allows the installer far greater options and diversity, than from simply sticking to an OEM turbo. Exactly what is an X11 turbocharger? The X11 Series turbochargers are the product of the AXT X11 program, which was initially tasked to identify and improve the longevity of OEM type turbochargers, with known limited lifespans. Within a short period of time a couple of very obvious issues were apparent, however with further investigation, it became clear that these “OEM issues” were actually specifically part of the design and manufacture process. They are not what could be called at design fault and infact, have been very cleverly engineered. When an OEM is called to produce a turbocharger, they will be looking at designing the best solution to suit the client’s specific application. This will include engine operation, performance, emissions compliance and of course, cost of manufacture being a very critical factor in consideration for the multinational corporate customer. However, they are not considering older engines outside of warranty periods, or performance improvement. In some cases, the turbocharger has been specially designed to actually become a relatively low km service item, requiring scheduled replacement to ensure emissions compliance. This provides the OEM and vehicle producer and additional revenue stream later on, while providing them an opportunity to try to legislate in a monopoly based on EPA type approvals etc. ( Some OEMs are already pushing this, even though it’s not officially recognised ) What this means for you is that the standard OEM turbo, while optimal for a brand new factory tuned engine, will rarely actually still be suitable on either an older engine with wear and tear, or on any performance application, it will be operating completely outside of the initial design parameters. Specifically, for the ZD30 engine, Garrett make an awesome turbo, matched spot-on to Nissan’s original specification, however as most of the industry knows, the ZD30 does respond very well to the aftermarket NADS kits, to aid the engine longevity. The actual need for the NADS kits shows how the wear and tear on these engines effects the driveability and reliability. To compensate for these problems, the AXT X11 Series Turbochargers are designed to handle a reduction of oil supply pressure and volume ( can handle 25% less than OEM minimum specification ) as well as handling much higher carbon contamination, in both lubricant and exhaust gases ( commonly triggered from blocking the EGR system ). Over-boosting is a very common issue with the ZD’s and is also rectified using the AXT X11 series Turbochargers. Due to the various installations and power/torque levels that many people offer, the X11 series has been designed to take advantage of the additional durability by also offering improved spool rates and volumetric flow of up to 50%. For boost control, our standard X11 units retain the same system as OEM, so the turbo can be simply used as a direct replacement, however we have a full complimentary range of options, such as manual high pressure boost driven actuators, to truly take advantage of the potential performance benefits.   Are you a mechanic that needs reliable parts that wont impact your reputation? 2016-05-11T03:14:59Z are-you-a-mechanic-that-needs-reliable-parts-that-wont-impact-your-reputation AXT Turbo are leading the way with our x11 services For over 20 years AXT have been relied on as Turbocharger Experts for our clients Lower your risk of failure, AXT Turbo provide a unique General Turbocharger Testing and Failure Analysis Service: How many times have you or your mechanics changed out a turbo, just to find the replacement has failed shortly thereafter ? This is a very common issue, costing you expensive time, delaying the delivery back to the client and your resources, most often the cause of the failure is due to a very small overlooked secondary component failing or needing repairs, which can now be avoided with AXT’s Turbocharger Testing and Failure Analysis Service Fact 95% of replaced turbo’s failed as a direct result of not fixing the initial fault that caused the first turbo failure. To ensure this never costs you again, we can test and analyse all turbo failures, to provide a very clear path to any other repairs that may be needed. When turbo repairs are undertaken, more often that not, parts have to be sourced from multiple suppliers, you now longer have to deal with frustration. Why use AXT Turbo All AXT Turbocharger Repairs, Replacements and Upgrades are packed in heavy duty freight cartons and include everything needed to do the job, including all the required gaskets, sealants, studs, nuts, bolts, washers, lines and even the cable ties where needed. Being a one stop shopping experience reduces time wasted travelling between suppliers, and improving the delivery of a finalised repair to your client. Cost effective solutions for your clients We provide you with options starting at simple cost effective repair, OEM replacement and our X11 Upgrade Series turbochargers. At AXT Turbo we pride ourselves in being able to provide high quality, thoroughly tested turbos that ensure your client needs are met and exceeded each and every time. We provide you with the peace and mind of being able to provide Guaranteed and Warrant-able repairs for your customers every-time you fit an AXT Turbo and maintaining your excellent reputation. Why you should choose our X11 Turbo Upgrade Kits. ALL X11 Turbochargers are designed as simple bolt-on replacement, with the added benefit of being specifically designed to handle the issues an older engine can exhibit. Problems such as lower oil pressures and increased oil contamination pose a reduced risk of premature failure, compared to the OEM turbocharger. In most cases, you will find our X11 Series Turbo upgrade kit to be a better fit for your clients needs, due to AXT Turbos x11 thorough testing in the workshop resulting in being able to deliver significant durability and reliability improvements over an OEM style turbo. AXT Turbos X11 Provides Improved Performance The AXT X11 Upgrade Series Turbocharger has been proven in testing on our dyno, which is available for hire at our Dandenong 4×4 Workshop,  to improve performance characteristics through improved air-flow dynamics, created by our x11 generation compressor and turbine design. NOTE: AXT’s X11 turbo series improvements have been purposely designed to work within the various Vehicle manufacturers factory parameters, so there is no risk of triggering fault codes. AXT’s X11 turbos are also designed to support the 4×4 performance enthusiast, allowing for more power improvement for heavily modified vehicles. Our Support Network For vehicles that are proving to be exceedingly difficult to diagnose, AXT Turbo has created a Nationwide network of Authorised Distributor Centres, who have specially trained personnel and equipment ready to assist your technicians. AXT Turbo also provides you access to a TRADE ONLY turbo specialist workshop which is located in Dandenong just off Eastlink on Cheltenham road, Where you will have access to the use of a 4WD Dynamometer, Vehicle Specific Scanning and Programming to help you or your technicians, by providing a highly critical resource backup and support facility for your business. Feel free to give our BDM , Scott Middleton a call to arrange an appointment to discuss our unique x11 turbo upgrade series or to inquire about accessing our Trade Only workshop facility Ph 9793 7740 Expert turbo rebuilds and upgrades for all makes and models 2016-05-11T00:25:52Z expert-turbo-rebuilds-and-upgrades-for-all-makes-and-models Are you considering a turbo upgrade for you 4x4 pride and joy or looking to add more power to your workhorse? AXT Turbo designs and manufactures turbo systems for the aftermarket, repairs and supplies upgrades to OE vehicles, as well as using our systems for the OE supply chain for emissions compliance, fuel efficiency and for the increasing of performance. Our manufacturing processes are proudly made locally in Australia. Our workshop in Dandenong Victoria houses our Workshop, R & D centre and our Warehousing operations. AXT Turbo has an extensive dealer network throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa to service the needs of our customers. AXT prides itself on customer service and maintains very good stock on had levels, at all times. Exporter of: 4wd Accessories, 4WD Off Road Performance Parts, 4WD replacement Parts, Engine Parts, Exhaust Performance Parts, Exhaust Replacement Parts, Filters, Motor Sport Components. Performance Accessories, Performance Hard Parts, Remanufactured Parts, Turbocharger Kits, Turbocharger Parts Accessories. If you’re looking for a turbo rebuild or replacement to create more power give the experts at AXT Turbo a call on 03 9793 7740 and experience the X11 difference for yourself. position vacant in the dynamic turbo industry 2015-11-05T01:58:41Z position-vacant-in-the-dynamic-turbo-industry Customer Service Position Suitable to ex tradesman – fitter and turner – mechanic With a history spanning close to 20 years, AXT Turbo has developed a strong brand name synonymous with quality in the turbo 4wd industry. Representing a number of quality brand names and products, AXT Turbo has a strong an online presence distributing custom made products right across the whole of Australia. Due to a strategic growth opportunity, there is a need to recruit a Trade Sales Representative to join the team based in Dandenong Victoria. About the role The ultimate responsibility of this role will be to service the needs of our wholesale clients and establish new partners to continue building on our strong platform as we grow into the forklift, light and heavy industrial markets. As part of a small team, the successful candidate will be responsible for: 1. dealing with customer enquiries,2. providing advice on products and ultimately ensuring that the customer experience is to an exceptional standard.3. Working Mon-Fri What you will bring to the role We are ideally looking for candidates coming from a “fitter and turner or motor mechanic” background, who is looking to move into a customer networking role or someone that has already made the switch and would like to join an industry leader. You will have exceptional customer service skills and your knowledge and experience of Turbo system is a bonus but not necessary as our comprehensive training program will ensure you can ‘hold your own’ and consult with the customers regarding product suitability. What’s in it for you The organisation is in the process of a growth ramp up and with that comes the opportunity to join an industry leader and grow with them. A competitive salary package is on offer, as well as working reasonable hours. Please email a covering letter and a resume to: sales@axtturbo.com.auApplication close – Friday 21st November 2015. Check out our website at www.axtturbo.com.au for more information about what we do.  Please note: Unfortunately only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.